I read a quote from a Barbara Brown Taylor's book; I think it was from the An Altar in the World, where she says that ‘hanging laundry is setting up a prayer flag to God’ Although I am not religious, I do hang my laundry and I do hang prayer flags, so I found this an interesting quote. I also appreciate the intention of her book, to find sacred meaning of simple daily activities in everything we do: walking, washing dishes, making the bed; hanging the clothes. And then, there is the smell of fresh clothes, and towels and bed sheets; so, of course there are rewards beyond measure. Nothing better.
So, this post is dedicated to the soulfulness of the altar set up on clotheslines and prayer flag “ropes” across the world.
At Kheceopalri lake, West Sikkim. PinakieKansabanik
old Jerusalem , Israel
Chinese temple with Tibetan prayer flags in Shangri-la, Terry Strek
These flags are called Lung Ta, which means Wind Horse in Tibetan
Prayer flags flaunting over Namtso Lake, Tibet China, Jerry Wang
Columbia Daily 2007
This is a picture of a hawk flying over the prayer flags hanging around my home. A little blurry, or can we call it "art?:
May you be happy at heart in all your "conscious" endeavours.
Think: Happy, at rest,
may all beings be happy at heart.
Whatever beings there may be,
weak or strong, without exception,
seen & unseen,
near & far,
born & seeking birth:
May all beings be happy at heart.